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Whitney Biennial 2017: Kaari Upson

In Kaari Upson’s recent work, she transforms the soft, flaccid forms of upholstered furniture into solid sculptures. To make the work on view in the 2017 Biennial, she worked from a sectional sofa she found in a Las Vegas tract home and then left in the driveway behind her Los Angeles studio for a year and a half, casting its sections in urethane again and again. In this studio visit, she discusses her process.

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A 30-second online art project:
LaTurbo Avedon, Morning Mirror / Evening Mirror

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